Character actor Danny Aiello died last night. He was 86. Aiello was known for several role in movies ranging from 1970 up to his death. His most famous role is probably his role in the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing. It earned him an Oscar nomination.
Aiello’s career began with Bang the Drum Slowly and included The Godfather: Part 2, Moonstruck, Once Upon a Time in America, Leon: The Professional, Hudson Hawk and Jacob’s Ladder.
Aiello also did stage work and released several big band albums. He suddenly became ill and died due to a infection after the treatment of his illness.